Laura Young

About Laura Young

Laura worked as a field technician on the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow and Florida Grasshopper Sparrow projects during the 2016 field season.

From Egg to Fledge: How We Find and Monitor Nests

Imagine you’re trying to find out where someone lives – someone who doesn’t want to be found. You might start by lurking around their favorite hangouts and getting a feel for their movement patterns. Once you spot them, you might follow them around, hoping they’ll lead you to their house. But they’re not as […]

By |May 12th, 2016|CSSS, News|Comments Off on From Egg to Fledge: How We Find and Monitor Nests|

What’s in my bag?

Ever wonder what it takes to study Cape Sable seaside sparrows in the Everglades? I can tell you that it takes passion, energy, adaptability, and perseverance. It also takes a whole lot of gear.  Every single item in this post is a necessity. Sure, carrying 20 pounds of gear makes hiking harder, but it also makes […]

By |April 25th, 2016|News|Comments Off on What’s in my bag?|

Yes, This Really is My Job: Why Being A Bird Biologist Is The Bomb

“What do you do for a living?”

It’s a pretty common question to hear, now that I’m an adult (well, as “adult” as a 23-year-old can be). It naturally follows the other basics: name, age, location of birth… But it’s the “what do you do?” that I always look forward to. Because with an answer […]

By |April 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Yes, This Really is My Job: Why Being A Bird Biologist Is The Bomb|